The friends and relatives of the Leucosis for Nastia from Ukraine, ask for the urgent help in treatment.
Anastasia Kalitenko (Nastia 19 old). In December of 2013, Anastasia started feeling malaise, and started complaining about weakness, dizziness, pain in the legs and bones. Her body temperature started to rise, until it reached 38 degrees centigrade periodically. On 12/13/2013 Nastia did a blood test, and then doctors insisted on an analysis of the bone marrow. On 12/17/2013 the doctors of Odessa Clinic (Ukraine), diagnosed the acute lymphoblastic leukemia (blood cancer). Head of the Division of Hematology told that this disease can't be treated in Ukraine. He also stated ", that if there is an opportunity, then Nastia should be sent for the treatment abroad as soon as possible". The medical supplies that are used for the treatment of this disease, are not licensed in Ukraine. Moreover, according to analysis that was made at that time, (it had 400,000 leukocytes when the norm is 4-6 and the blast (cancerous) cells was 95%). There was a high probability of need for a bone marrow transplant operation that can't be done in Ukraine. This doctor advised to contact the clinics of Germany or Israel. On 12/19/2013 Nastia was hospitalized at the clinic named Hadassa, which is in Israel. There she was tested again, and the diagnosis which was made in Ukraine was confirmed. The doctor said that the treatment will take a long time (approximately a year). After several days of preparation, the doctors started the sessions of chemotherapy, which were held under the child BFM protocol. Ansatasia's system has a hard time adapting and taking chemotherapy. Because of the blood indices, that are constantly falling, and she experiences constant fatigue, nausea and dizziness.
Later molecular genetic analysis was made, and the doctor said that Nastia needs bone marrow transplant. As a donor was chosen , the younger brother of Nastia, who is 4 years old. Doctors say that the chances increase, since changes are in the female chromosome and the donor is Nastia's brother. Today the amount of $60,000, which was raised by Anastasia's family, and friends was spent for her treatment, and life in Israel. The next step which is bone marrow transplantation, which is needed for Nastia's recovery, costs a huge amount of money $152,672 (USA). Moreover a big amount of money will be needed for the rehabilitation period.
Nastia's parents can't raise such a huge amount of money , which is extremely important for her life. Because of the current situation in Ukraine, there is no hope of receiving money from there. For the treatment of this extremely young and positive girl, $200,000 (USA)is needed .
During her life in Odessa Anastasia was the head of the Odessa Regional Center of Social Programs, which raised funds for the sick and abandoned children. But now she herself needs help. Anastasia is an optimistic person , she and her friends are hoping for the best.
We ask everyone who has the economic resources to help Anastasia, please contribute to Anastasia bone marrow transplant and rehabilitation period.
Thank you very much for reading this and your attention.
The life of the person is the most important thing, and Nastia, her family and friends hope that they will be able to receive some help , which is very important and valuable for Nastia's life right now.
- Denis Egidis
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